French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.